Searle Scholars Program: Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline


Sunday, July 17, 2022 (All day)

Searle Scholars Program
Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: July 17, 2022
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: September 23, 2022

Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2022
Award Amount: $100,000 per year for three years
Eligible Faculty: Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2021 but not later than September 30, 2022. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent).

The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic and research institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. The Searle Scholars Program Scientific Advisory Board is primarily interested in the potential of applicants to make innovative and high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time. Applicants for the competition are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. This program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components.

To be considered for the Harvard (Cambridge Campus and HSPH) nominations, potential applicants must submit a proposal to an internal competition run by the Office of the Vice Provost of Research (OVPR) via the link above. Potential applicants from Harvard Medical School must apply through the process facilitated by HMS's Foundation Funds Program.

Recent recipients include Kara McKinley (SCRB, 2022), Fei Chen (SCRB/Broad, 2021), Nicholas Bellono (MCB, 2019), Doeke Hekstra (MCB, 2018), and Mansi Srivastava (OEB, 2016).